An Edwardian two-storey corner brick hotel designed by the architect J.B. Grut, with some characteristics ofvthe Old English style and built in 1911. It was altered in 1928 to Rupert Taylor's design. There was continuity in the Purday family's ownership from c l857 until 1949.
It is of local historical significance for its association with developments in the community life of the town, as a business on the route to the goldfields, for its hospitality since the 1850s and as a representative embodiment of the community's life for over eighty years.
It is of local architectural significance as a representative and relatively intact example of an Edwardian style hotel, and social significance as traditional focus and meeting place for the community and for travellers.